Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside of the Welwyn Hatfield council offices on Monday 22 June to show support and gratitude to members of the armed forces community.

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising outside the council offices with Mayor Roger Trigg, Councillor Peter Hebden and Councillor Glyn Hayes

It was attended by the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg, Deputy Mayor Councillor Peter Hebden and Armed Forces Covenant Champion Councillor Glyn Hayes

What is Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces Day is a chance for communities across the country to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

When is it?

Armed Forces Day is on 27 June 2020. Celebrations begin on Monday 22 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

Hertfordshire Community Covenant

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council supports the Hertfordshire Community Covenant, which aims to promote understanding and awareness amongst the public of issues affecting the armed forces community. For more information visit Armed Forces Community Covenant .

Welwyn Hatfield Mayor, Councillor Roger Trigg said:

'The annual Armed Forces Day flag raising is an opportunity to pay tribute to the armed forces community past and present. At home or abroad, they dedicate their lives to keeping us safe, as we have most recently seen with their front line support during the coronavirus pandemic.'

Welwyn Hatfield Armed Forces Covenant Champion, Councillor Glyn Hayes said:

'The Armed Forces Day flag raising is a small way to honour our service men and women for their commitment and the contribution to our country, with many risking their lives for it.'

For further information visit:

Armed Forces Day website

Hertfordshire Heroes